The Brooklynite’s Guide To Holiday Shopping

11/20/2013 4:00 AM |

Handsome Dan’s Snocone and Candy Stand

Whether it’s for last-minute stocking stuffers; a gift for your friend who prefers all their snack foods to be either hyper-local or from a different continent; or for a grab bag of bulk-bin Haribo for sustenance during a long day of holiday shopping, you should stop by Handsome Dan’s. It’s also right in the middle of that mini-mall cluster of stores on Bedford and N. 5th, meaning you’ll probably end up finding way more than you initially came in for (though if you really do just leave with a ton of candy, that’d be all right, too).218 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

Store 64

The whole point of the holidays is to prove your love for someone by spending a lot of money on them. Store 64, the brick-and-mortar annex of Australian expat Scosha Woolridge’s studio, offers selections of her eponymous, travel-inspired jewelry line, but also well-curated textiles, home goods and other treasures. If someone wants to prove their love for us, we’ll take a few of her signature, elegant friendship bracelets—and we bet we’re not alone! 64 Grand Street, Williamsburg

Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

Forget about rock candy “coal.” We demand to have our stockings stuffed with Golden Nugget gum, Wax Lips, Mega Smarties and tins of Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls, guaranteed to “keep you all aglow.” This Slope shop also carries more substantial gifts, helpfully sorted specifically to suit your dog (a fetch toy shaped like a giant cartoon mustache), your man (a stainless steel growler), your mom (a “Year in Stitches” sampler) or your BFF (a Ryan Gosling coloring book). 232 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope